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Old 06-21-2013, 07:11 AM
 
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I may be misunderstanding the question or perhaps the answers, or maybe my definition of commercialized is different than others', but where is Wrightsville commercialized? I'm being serious, not snarky. I've been there a few times, staying at the Holiday Inn on the beach. There is not really much around. There is a small strip of restaurants and t-shirt stores that is maybe two blocks long, and the street heading out of town, but is there something else I'm missing?

I enjoyed Wrightsville when we go, but it seems pretty dead to me. Most of the commercial stuff seems to be between Wrightsville and Wilmington, on the road to Wilmington. Perhaps I'm just used to the Jersey Shore with miles of arcades, amusement parks, and souvenir shops on a boardwalk? THAT is commercialized. Virginia Beach is commercialized. Myrtle Beach is commercialized. I wouldn't call Wrightsville Beach commercialized at all, unless I somehow missed it all.
Well, he didn't say it was commercialized.

He said it was the most commercialized in North Carolina.

Which is sort of like looking for the warmest place in Antarctica.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:55 PM
 
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Carolina Beach is 10X more commercialized than Wrightsville Beach. I'd go with CB.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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Carolina Beach is 10X more commercialized than Wrightsville Beach.
How do you figure?
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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How do you figure?
I agree with him...Carolina Beach (proper) has a ton of restaurants, the Boardwalk area, chain restaurants, plus numerous bars, stores, etc...plus it has a shopping center with a grocery store, getting ready to have another...

Much of Wrightsville Beach's considered commercial area is actually in Wilmington at Mayfaire or Lumina Station...and its not accesible from the beach. The Intercoastal area is nice, but there is no room for more development.

While Wrightsville beach is "built out", I consider Carolina Beach to be more "commercial".
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Carolina/Kure is a lot more commercialized than Wrightsville. If you go to Caolina Beach,they have "free" movies and fireworks and fun rides for the kids on the boardwalk. Also.....; if you like doughnuts,don't miss Britts!
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:47 PM
 
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I live in Wilmington and I can tell you Carolina is definitely the most commercialized. Whenever our family visits,we always end up down there or Myrtle especially for the grandkids even though we are closer to Wrightsville. And yes,if you go to Carolina, I agree you should get a mouth watering doughnut from Britts. They are in a league of their own!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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What about Outer Banks but in/around Buxton? Way less crowded and commercialized than Nags Head/Kill Devil Hills.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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Sorry. Misread OP's post. My bad.
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